lum·​ber·​yard ˈləm-bər-ˌyärd How to pronounce lumberyard (audio)
: a yard where a stock of lumber is kept for sale

Examples of lumberyard in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Life in the Railroad Yards in the 1940s At the spurs—small railroads that lead into or away from factories, sawmills, lumberyards, and packing houses—the trains stopped. Roy Berendsohn, Popular Mechanics, 24 Aug. 2023 Clemente was found without his phone or wallet on him, in a section of the creek that fronts a lumberyard. Rebecca Rosenberg, Fox News, 3 Aug. 2023 These campfire tales — the funniest of which involves a lumberyard worker (Anthony Sonigo) blithely caught in a wood chipper — are the true heart of the film. Lucas Trevor, Washington Post, 30 Mar. 2023 Those projects have gobbled up much of the available open space and prompted town officials to look to downtown Truckee where vast railyards and a lumberyard presented an opportunity to build a new sort of housing — denser multifamily condos and apartments serving full-time residents. J.k. Dineen,, 25 Aug. 2020 His father, Willie, worked in a lumberyard, and his mother, Mary (Gilliam) Holt, was a homemaker who sometimes taught crocheting and worked as a nurse’s aide. Alex Traub, New York Times, 2 June 2023 Door-maker Steves & Sons Inc., one of San Antonio’s oldest businesses, began as a lumberyard near the Alamo., 1 Oct. 2020 Also in September, the company acquired Fulcrum Building Group, which operates lumberyards and millwork facilities along the Gulf Coast in Florida and Alabama. Dallas News, 28 Feb. 2023 This behind me was a lumberyard. ABC News, 26 Mar. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1753, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of lumberyard was in 1753

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“Lumberyard.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Oct. 2023.

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lum·​ber·​yard -ˌyärd How to pronounce lumberyard (audio)
: a place where lumber is kept for sale

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